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4 Reasons to Give Edible Omiyage January 23, 2019

Hilo, Hawaii
4 Reasons to Give Edible Omiyage, Hilo, Hawaii

One of the fun parts about traveling is finding unusual souvenirs for family and friends. When you live in Hawaii, bringing back omiyage is practically an obligation. Here’s why you should pass over other options to bring back edible treats instead.

Why You Should Buy Edible Omiyage on Vacation

1. A Taste of Where You Visited

Local snacks from your vacation destination can virtually transport your family and friends there. While you show them photos and provide vivid descriptions of your adventures, they’ll feel more in your shoes with local flavors in their mouths.

2. A More Practical Souvenir

omiyageNot every souvenir is practical. Many often end up in junk drawers or garage sale bins because they offer no value. Food gifts offer a practical alternative your family and friends will enjoy and do not need to make room for in their homes—they’ll be finished off in a flash.

3. Everyone Loves Free Food

Your family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else you’d like to make a good impression on will be glad to accept edible omiyage. Free food has a way of bringing a smile to anyone’s face. Plus, when you buy a variety of treats, you can put together goodie bags with plenty of surprises inside, and keep the leftovers for yourself.


If your upcoming vacation to the Big Island includes a visit to Hilo, stop by the Kawamoto Store. The restaurant and catering service has been in business for over 70 years specializing in Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiian, and Chinese food. Their bento boxes start at only $3.50 each! Browse edible omiyage at this community staple during your trip or call (808) 935-8209 for the latest product information before you head over. You can also check out their dishes on Facebook or Yelp.

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